Entrance Ramp on Clairemont Ave Closing

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The construction on South Hastings Way in Eau Claire will soon detour drivers onto Mall Drive.

The Department of Transportation says the entrance ramp to highway 53 from Clairemont Avenue will be closed, but drivers will be able to connect to Highway 93 by following Mall Drive.

"We have a high volume of traffic moving through this interchange construction site so we're trying to put those movements to where we think we can accommodate them more safely," says Rick Shermo, a project development supervisor.

Shermo also says 53 will continue to be one lane in each direction until the end of the season, and cautions motorists to drive carefully and be aware of changing signs.

More information is avalable on the DOT website.